Monday, April 23, 2012

DIY Beaded Sunburst Mirror

Do you love Sunburst Mirrors as much as I do?

I repurposed a ceiling medallion and made my own:

DIY Beaded Sunburst Mirror!


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Home Decor Tutorial - DIY Beaded Sunburst Mirror from Setting for Four
 

I am totally in love with it! 

Here's the tutorial....

Supplies:

Make a Sunburst Mirror from a Ceiling Medallion from Setting for Four
 
Make a Sunburst Mirror using Scrapbook Paper from Setting for Four
 
 
Supplies to make a Sunburst mirror from Setting for Four
 

1 x 12 inch wooden ring - Michaels
1 x 5 inch round mirror - Michaels
2 x Crystal beaded bracelet, smokey grey color - Michaels
1 pack of 14mm Aqua Shell Beads - Michaels
1 x 10 inch Westinghouse ceiling medallion - Home Depot
2 sheets of Scrapbook Paper:  'My Minds Eye, 29th Street Market', each sheet features two coordinating patterns (this is the same paper I used to make my DIY Coasters) - Michaels
Hot glue gun
Scissors
1 Sheet white computer paper
Pencil
1 Command Hook or a nail to hang the mirror

Tutorial:

With the white computer paper make two templates for your sunburst rays.  Make one large and one small.  I just eyeballed the width and shape I wanted.  The large one is 4 inches long and the small one is 3 inches long.

Template for Rays of DIY Sunburst Mirror from Setting for Four
 

Cut out each template.

Using the templates, trace onto the scrapbook paper several large and small rays.  Just trace around the outside edge of each template.  Use both the back and front of the scrapbook paper to alternate the colors.  Cut out each sunburst ray. ( I made 20 large rays and 20 small rays).  Fold each paper ray lengthwise to give each ray some dimension so they do not lay flat.  You can see what I mean in the pic below and in the first pic in this post.   Lay each one around the ceiling medallion, in the manner you like, alternating small ones with the large ones, so you get an idea of how many to make.   

How to make a Sunburst Mirrror from a Ceiling Medallion from Setting for Four
 
How to make a Sunburst Mirror from Setting for Four
 
With hot glue, attach each paper ray to the wooden ring so the bottom of the ray is close to the inner edge of the wooden ring.  Sorry I don't have a picture of this....my camera battery died and I had to recharge it then kept working on the project!  I attached the rays so that all the small paper rays were laying on top and all the large rays were laying underneath the small sized rays, like this.

Tutorial for Sunburst Mirror from Setting for Four

Attach the ceiling medallion with hot glue so that it is centered onto your ring of paper rays.

Attach mirror with hot glue onto the ceiling medallion so that it is centered too.

Cut the end of the elastic cord that is holding the crystal beads onto the bracelets.  Remove all the crystals from the bracelet.  Restring the crystals by reusing the elastic cord that is used in the bracelet. See below.  Add as many crystals as is required to go around the outer edge of your mirror.  I used 73 crystals.  Tie the elastic cord in a tight knot and cut the ends.  Gently pull one bead over the knot so that it is hidden.
Attach string of  crystal beads, using hot glue, around outside of mirror.  You do not need to glue down every bead...I glued the strand down in about 7 places.
Beads used to make DIY Sunburst Mirror from Setting for Four
 

Cut the strands of aqua shell beads to separate the beads, as above.  Attach individual beads with hot glue around outer edge of crystals.  I used 34 shell beads.  I had to overlap slightly the last 2 beads to make them fit, but don't think it really shows too much.

Tutorial for DIY Sunburst Mirror from Setting for Four

Attach a command strip to the back of the wooden ring and hang the mirror (or use a nail and hang the mirror with one of the holes in the wooden ring- to hang off the nail)

That's it you are done!  This was so fun to make!!!
 
I love how it sparkles and the beautiful blue color of the paper.
(This would be a great Mother's Day gift too!)
 
Tutorial for DIY Sunburst Mirror from Setting for Four
 
Enjoy your one-of-a-kind DIY sunburst mirror!!
 
 
Home Decor - DIY Sunburst Mirror Tutorial from Setting for Four
 
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87 comments:

  1. Heather - that mirror is stunning! I love the colors you chose and the beads really make it pop!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  2. I was SO over sunburst mirrors till I saw yours! This is gorgeous, Heather!!! Was the Medallion very $$$?

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    1. I totally agree Heather! I've seen so many wood ones but this gorgeous sunburst beats them all. Beautiful creativity. Thanks for a wonderful tutorial. I think I might put up a sunburst now after all. :-)
      dawnedesign.net

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  3. Oh my! This is gorgeous! I love the color palette!!!!! Nice job!!

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  4. loved this easy diy project!

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  5. Flawless execution, as usual. Beautiful mirror! I see some features in your very near future. Glad to see your hand make an appearance in yet another post.

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  6. Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! This is gorgeous, Heather and such a unique take on all the sunburst tutorials I saw last year. How long do you think it took you to make this?

    I agree with Amy, there will definitely be some features :)

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  7. What a great idea to use scrapbook paper and beads! This is my favorite sunburst mirror idea yet!! Megan

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  8. Heather,

    Good job with your sunburst mirror. I know they are all rage, and I just can't help loving them too.

    I'm visiting from the Delectable Home. I hope that you can stop by my blog as well. :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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  9. Stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch. Amazing craft! I love how you can customize this to your color scheme so easily. Hope you'll stop by my blog, I'm you're newest follower!

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  10. Ok, that is without a doubt, the CUTEST starburst mirror that I have yet to see!!! Here via BNOTP. Now I am following you for sure! Keep up the inspiring projects! The rest of us need something to shoot for! ;-)
    Have a great week!
    xo-Lisa

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  11. That is gorgeous!! Saw it over at Coastal Charm.

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  12. I wish I had this kind of imagination for making things in my home!! Beautiful!! Great job! I am now following you & looking forward to getting to know you here and on facebook :)

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  13. This is one of the prettiest sunburst mirrors I have ever seen. Thanks for the great tutorial as well, I actually think I could make one because you explained it so well! Another post I will be bookmarking to make!

    Thanks!

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  14. Wow that turned out amazing! I can't believe it's just scrap book paper around the outside. I would love for you to share this at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/04/share-it-link-party-8.html

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  15. This turned out amazing! I adore the bead detail you did around the mirror. So very thought out.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Mauvin' Monday, and I'm so happy you are my new follower! I've been following your site for a while now. :-)

    Yay for new blog friends!

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  16. This is so pretty, you did a great job!

    I'm a new follower:)

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  17. A much better use for a ceiling medalion! Lovely project :)

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  18. Very pretty! I like using media for things other than what they were intended.

    Great job!

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  19. Really clever idea! Visiting from 36th.

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  20. This is really stunning! Definitely looks like it came from a magazine and that you had to pay an arm and a leg for it. Thanks for sharing! I came over from Catch a Glimpse. :)

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  21. WOW!!! Absolutely amazing. It doesn't look like scrap paper at all--- fab work :) Newly following! Would love to have you over at www.SummitStreetJoy.com
    Blessings,
    Lauren @summitstreetjoy.com

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  22. This is simply beautiful. The use of the scrap paper is ingenious! At first glance I thought it was metal.

    Too cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. That mirror is too fabulous! Using the scrapbook paper makes the possibilities endless. This was a great tutorial.
    Kathleen, I'm your newest follower. :)

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  24. Hi, I'm visiting from Amanda's link party. This mirror is stunning! I love the colors & it seems so simple to make too. :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Heather that is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the look! Where in your home are you using it?? This may be a fun Sunday project for me soon!

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  26. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!

    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

    XO, Aimee

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  27. this is FABULOUS!!! Great work- I never would have guessed that was just scrapbook paper. It looks just wonderful! :) Great Great GREAT job!!

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  28. I am so in love with this. I will try it! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Sunday Round Up Link Party.
    See you next week,
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  29. Wow, love your creativity! Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Great job! This is so beautiful! It looks like it would costs a fortune! Very chic!

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous! I have pinned it, I want to make one for our home.
    Thanks for sharing at Sunday Round Up.
    xoxo
    Heather

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  32. This is so fun! I love your creativity. Thanks for linking up.

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  33. This is a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

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  34. So creative and so cute! I am a new follwer and found you through Whatever goes Wednesday link up party. I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ Check us out when you get a chance!

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  35. This is AMAZING!!!!!! I just adore it!!! Fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

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  36. Hi I'm stopping by to let you know I'm featuring this today @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/2012/05/fabulous-features.html
    Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up!
    Rose

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  37. This is awesome, So pretty! Thanks for linking up.
    XO
    Kristin

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  38. Brilliant! I may just have to recreate this and of course give you all the credit!
    www.recreateanddecorate.com

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  39. Brilliant! I may just have to recreate this and of course give you all the credit!
    www.recreateanddecorate.com

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  40. I didn't even remotely anticipate that you had used PAPER for the rays... how simple is that!? Love this!

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  41. Love this~ I am featuring this tomorrow! Thanks for linkin up!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday

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  42. I absolutely love this! Thanks so much for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday. You have been featured with this week's party! Please stop by to grab a featured button and wear it proudly! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-stalking-thursday-45.html

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  43. That looks awesome! I thought the paper was metal! What a great idea. Love it!

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  44. This is fantastic! I love all the details!

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  45. How pretty! Love the fresh colors you chose and the little sparkles!

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  46. Awesome job with the mirror!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  47. This is so chic looking! Thanks so much for sharing this project at Naptime Delights! I hope to see you again tomorrow!

    Sarah
    {www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  48. I love your version of the sunburst mirror! I followed your tutorial and made one for myself as well. This is my post if you would like to see it: http://lemonxsorbet.blogspot.com/2012/07/diy-sunburst-mirror.html

    Thanks again for the lovely tutorial :)

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    1. You're welcome Joanne! Your version looks fantastic - great job! It is such a compliment that you tried this tute!

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  49. I love your mirror. I have been planning a medallion mirror for a while. (I need a clone to get everything done.) I love the paper sunburst--so pretty.

    I am featuring you at Its So Very Cheri on July 12th.

    xo,
    Cheri

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    1. Cheri - I need a clone too!! If you find how to get one let me know :) Thanks for your compliments girlfriend!

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  50. I am so copying this! Love, love, love, love, love this!

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    1. Thanks Amy for your sweet coments! I would love to see how your version turns out! Send me a pic of yours when you are finished and I will post it on facebook! So glad you like it - I am really enjoying mine!

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  51. I like the way you used your Photobucket slideshow under your header. Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime via Adorned From Above. Have a nice Sunday!

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    1. Thanks so much Sandi for your comments! Have a great week :)

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  52. Stopping by the blog today, Heather! I just love what you do! This is such a smart idea! Love that you used scrapbook paper! Genius! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week, sweet friend! xo

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  53. This mirror is gorgeous! When I first saw it I thought the rays were galvanized metal, but they are paper! That sounds a whole lot easier!

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  54. Wow...wow...incredible! I love this and am pinning!!
    Debbie :)

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  55. i have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of the sunburst mirror, but this one is really beautiful! Totally different than all the others I've seen, great job! I'll be featuring this on Craft Gossip this afternoon http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/

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  56. Beautifully done! Pinning :)

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

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  57. It's just fabulous!

    Peace,
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  58. WOW that is so pretty Heather! I love the color too.

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  59. Loving this mirror, want to try one for myself. Thanks for the instructions.

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  60. I love this one! It's so pretty and interesting to look at!

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  61. it's really beautiful Heather and so unusual, Gill, shooogliecrafts.blogspot.com

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  62. Heather your mirror turned out gorgeous!

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  63. Saw this on pinterest. I agree with the others-not been a huge fan of sunburst mirrors, but yours turned out so beautiful! Well done! I just might need to make one of these now!

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  64. I can not hardly believe that is made out of paper.....How is it holding up? It is beautiful! simplebutfabulous.blogspot.com

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  65. Thank you so much for sharing this. I love, love, love it! I just made one for my son and his girlfriend. I appreciated your detailed instructions and materials list. My beads and papers are different, but in the same gorgeous teal colors. What an awesome Christmas present. Thanks again for sharing your creative genius!

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely compliments! I'm so glad you made one for a Christmas present!! I'm sure your son and girlfriend will love it!

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  66. This is SO beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial - I can't wait to try it!

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    1. I'm glad you like it and have fun making your own!!

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  67. Now, this is gorgeous! You are so talented. :)
    Blessings,
    Sinea
    Ducks ‘n a Row

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  68. Heather, Totally enchanted with this. I'm considering doing this using Mod Podge on the scrapbook to give it some protection. What do you think? Things tend to get really dusty in my house because I leave windows and doors open as weather permits.

    Rosie

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  69. I'm going to add my comment to the million others you have - this is INCREDIBLE! Thank you so much for sharing! I thought the paper was metal and never thought I could do something like this! This is TOTALLY going on my list to make soon! Thanks for the AMAZING inspiration!
    xo-Brook

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    1. I'm glad you like my DIY Mirror Brooklyn!! Thanks for leaving such sweet comments!

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  70. Gorgeous! What a stunning piece to put in your home. I love it!

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